[Elsnet-list] Callo for Papers: 9. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache

Kay-Michael Wuerzner wuerzner at bbaw.de
Wed Feb 6 15:08:19 CET 2008


The 9th Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache ("conference on
natural language processing", KONVENS) will take place at the
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin-Brandenburgische
Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW) from September 30th through October
2nd, 2008.

The central theme of the Konvens 2008 will be text resources and
lexical knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Techniques, tools, and models from the field of computational
linguistics dealing with digitization, linguistic annotation (based on
standard annotation schemas) and computer-based processing of digital
speech data.
    * Methods for the acquisition of lexical knowledge from digitized
and linguistically annotated text resources of various text genres and
period of origin (for example statistical and rule-based approaches,
machine learning approaches, computer-aided lexicography).
    * Approaches to modeling of lexical knowledge in digital media for
various purposes (for example in the context of lexicography, the use
of digital lexical resources for research and teaching, design of
ontologies for automatic information retrieval, or the development of
computer-readable lexicons for automated natural language processing).

Submissions of completed and previously unpublished work in research,
development, application, and evaluation relevant to the
aforementioned topics are welcome. Also welcome are submissions to the
poster and demonstration session, in which resources, tools, and
ongoing projects may be presented.

Talks, posters, and demonstrations should explore the potential and
perspectives of speech and text technology for the development of
lexical knowledge. Also of interest are works focusing on the
comparative evaluation of diverse resources, techniques, and tools.

The official conference languages are German and English. All accepted
submissions (full papers and short paper versions of posters and
software demonstrations) will be published in the conference
proceedings available at the conference.
Contributions

Two kinds of contributions are accepted:

    * 1. Talk (corresponding papers will be published in the official
conference proceedings)
    * 2. Poster / Software demonstration (corresponding abstracts will
be published in a special volume of the conference proceedings)

Please use the web-based submission form on EasyChair. We are planning
to publish the conference proceedings with Mouton de Gruyter.
1. Format of the contributions for the conference proceedings

Contributions itself must be blind. That is, omit information
concerning the authors and avoid any self-references.
Page Limit:

- Full Paper: Up to 8 pages including title and headlines, excluding
bibliographical references
- Short Paper: Up to 4 pages including title and headlines, excluding
bibliographical references
File Format:

PDF based on LaTeX or MS-Word according to the submission guidelines (see below)
Publication in the Conference Proceedings:

A camera-ready version of accepted contributions of this category
according to the submission guidelines (see below) has to be available
until the 5th of July 2008. It has to be composed in English
(preferable in LaTeX) and may not exceed 8 pages for full papers and 4
pages for short papers, respectively.

Accepted contributions written in German will be published together
with poster and software demonstration abstracts in a separate volume
(see below).
2. Format of the contributions for the special volume of the
conference proceedings

Contributions itself must be blind. That is, omit information
concerning the authors and avoid any self-references. For software
demonstrations, please add details concerning the technical
requirements.
Page Limit:

Up to 4 pages including title and headlines, excluding bibliographical
references
File Format:

PDF based on LaTeX or MS-Word according to the submission guidelines (see below)
Publication in the Conference Proceedings:

A camera-ready version of accepted contributions of this category
according to the submission guidelines (see below) has to be available
until the 5th of July 2008. It may not 4 pages.
Submission guidelines

Please use either LaTeX or MS Word/OOWriter with the corresponding
templates for the composing of the underlying text source. In case of
.tex, there is a .cls file availaible which implements a special
document class (\documentclass{mouton}). This class file includes a
bunch of .sty files (Download Mouton LaTeX Package). For .doc is a
.dot file available (dot Style Files).

Please note the following additional details:

    * Paper Size: soon
    * citing style: Use an author-year style for your citations, e.g.
"Aho and Corasick (1975) present an algorithm..." oder "Semirings (cf.
Kuich and Salomaa 1986) are an algebraic structure...". For BibTeX,
please use the chicago package (Chicago Package).


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